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Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Horticulture

Horticulture Innovation Lab

190 Env. Hort. Building
UC Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

(530) 752-3522 (phone)
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Horticulture Innovation Lab's 2015 annual meeting

Explore our 2015 annual meeting photos in Flickr.

When: June 8–10

Where: Lusaka, Zambia
Radisson Blu Hotel, 19029 Great East Road, Arcades, Lusaka

The Horticulture Innovation Lab gathered its team of collaborators in Zambia for its 2015 annual meeting.

June 8 was a workday for current project leaders and team members, focused on learning about newly funded research projects and finding synergies between projects.

On June 9, local horticultural leaders and international development professionals joined the team for a day-long conference focused on local innovations and the future of horticulture in Zambia. The same group gathered June 10 for a tour of agricultural innovation sites near Lusaka.

The program's International Advisory Board also met in advance in Livingstone to visit sites of past and future Horticulture Innovation Lab projects and to provide guidance for the program's next steps.

Photos from the meeting are available in our 2015 Annual Meeting albums on Flickr.

Here is an article about the event, highlighting speakers and activities: What we learned at the annual meeting.

We also have a blog post based on the gender workshop, called "9 tips for incorporating gender into a research project."

Below are select presentations and posters from the event, all as PDF files. The conference program (PDF) is also available. Please check back, as we continue to receive additional files and other highlights to share.

Workday, June 8


Project posters, bus stop round #1:

Program Cover - Welcome and Contents

The conference program (PDF) includes agendas for June 8-10, as well as a list of participants and information about the Horticulture Innovation Lab's activities in the region.

Project posters, bus stop round #2:

Conference, June 9

Exhibitors at the Expo

Tour, June 10

Each group visited these locations, though in a different order:



Watch the video about our African indigenous vegetables project in Zambia above, or on Vimeo. A team from Rutgers University created two videos about the work of our partners ASNAPP, Rutgers and Purdue University in Zambia. Read more and watch both videos on our blog.

So far, the Horticulture Innovation Lab has supported more than $2 million in horticultural research projects in Southern Africa, which is approximately 16 percent of the program's total portfolio. Learn more about the Horticulture Innovation Lab in Southern Africa from our fact sheet (PDF) or from the list of projects below.

Current projects:

Completed projects:




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